It seems like forever ago, but once upon a time my ability to cook was a well-kept secret. For that matter, so was this blog. But these days, everyone from my kids’ teachers to college acquaintances know about it. And hey, that’s ok with me. The more the merrier.
But when people know you can cook, they start to expect things. For instance, hints get dropped about trying some of the recipes I am testing. And bringing non-homemade food anywhere? A total no-go.
So, last summer when I met my cousins for a beach day and said I was bringing cookies among other things, they expected homemade. Unfortunately, I was swamped with work that morning and just couldn’t whip any up. No matter that I’d made homemade iced tea and other yummies to take. And no matter that I picked up a couple of boxes of cookies that were pretty tasty … they just weren’t homemade.
I totally heard about it (and for the record, it was all in good humor).
This year, I wanted to be prepared with a fabulous cookie recipe that’s fast, easy and travels well. I wanted it to be a little hearty, but not so dense it’s off-putting. I wanted a flavor combination that it’s not typical for a cookie. Meet my signature Blueberry White Chocolate Cookies.
Tart dried blueberries and sweet white chocolate chips are always a favorite combination around here. Even our very favorite pancake recipe includes both. And I love the body that even a small dose of oats gives to cookies.
I don’t think anyone will be disappointed if I bring these to the beach this year.